Enric Mas wins Tour of Guangxi: This is something special that I will always remember
Oct 22 2019 10:03 pm CET

Enric Mas wins Tour of Guangxi: This is something special that I will always remember
Enric Mas wins Tour of Guangxi: This is something special that I will always remember
Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Enric Mas (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) has successfully defended his GC lead in the Tour of Guangxi and took the overall victory of the race.

Mas was protected throughout the last stage of the Chinese race by his teammates and managed to cross the finish line with the pack, maintaining as such the five-second advantage he had on EF Education First's Daniel Martinez. The Spaniard also topped the young rider classification at the end of the race.

"Winning the Tour of Guangxi, my last race with the Wolfpack, is something special that I will always remember," said Mas at the end of the stage. "I'm delighted to take what is the maiden GC victory of my career and say goodbye to this fantastic team – who believed in me and gave me the chance to turn pro three years ago – in such a manner.

"I've learned a lot over these past seasons, made significant progress and am extremely grateful for the time spent here, as it's been a memorable run stacked with beautiful moments. This win wouldn't have been possible without my extraordinary teammates, who gave their all and protected me this week. They are an incredible group, whom I am happy to call friends."

Deceuninck-Quick-Step has concluded the season at the top of the UCI team classification for the eighth time in a row with 68 victories -including two Monuments and eighth Grand Tour stages. "It's been an unforgettable year, from which we can draw a lot of satisfaction, a confirmation of the hard work and commitment we all put in every single day," said the team's CEO Patrick Lefevere.

"Concerning Enric, I want to say how glad we are that he showed professionalism until his last day with the team. We are also happy that he has been part of our squad, where we brought him after following him and his progress from a young age. His potential was on display in many races, including last year's Vuelta a España, and we are sure he will achieve more big things in the future, so we wish him good luck."




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